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Erez Zukerman

/ Joined 23 April, 2011

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VirtuaWin – A Lean Mean & Free Virtual Desktop Manager [Windows]

Windows

VirtuaWin – A Lean Mean & Free Virtual Desktop Manager [Windows]

When I covered Dexpot some time ago, readers Colugo and Mick were quick to point me in the direction of VirtuaWin as a lightweight, fast alternative virtual desktop software. Encouraged by their feedback, I decided to take VirtuaWin on a thorough spin and I am back to report my findings.

19-08-2011
VirtuaWin – A Lean Mean & Free Virtual Desktop Manager [Windows]
Win a Copy of Oops!Backup — Time Machine for Windows [Giveaway]

Windows

Win a Copy of Oops!Backup — Time Machine for Windows [Giveaway]

Historically, backup applications have been similar to insurance policies: They just lie there in the background, and you hope that if one day catastrophe strikes, they will work as promised and get you out of a tight spot. When Time Machine first came out for Mac, it transformed all that. As a PC user, this is one Mac feature that I really envied. So I started digging around and eventually found Oops!Backup.

08-08-2011
Win a Copy of Oops!Backup — Time Machine for Windows [Giveaway]
Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole

Windows

Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole

Some time ago I wrote about an alternative console client for Windows called Console. These was a fairly lively discussion in the comments, so I figured I’d share another interesting console client I found; this one is called ColorConsole, and it’s tiny, portable and free. The premise is quite similar to Console.

05-08-2011
Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole
Site To Phone Lets You Easily Send Links & Text To Your Smartphone

Internet

Site To Phone Lets You Easily Send Links & Text To Your Smartphone

I spend a large chunk of my life in front of my computer. For those rare times I need to leave my chair and actually go do something in the real world, I sometimes want to take a chunk of the Web with me. Google already offers something called Chrome to Phone, but it’s very limited. It works only with Chrome, and only with Android devices.

29-07-2011
Site To Phone Lets You Easily Send Links & Text To Your Smartphone
Take Beautiful Photos With Camera360 Free [Android 1.5+]

Android

Take Beautiful Photos With Camera360 Free [Android 1.5+]

In recent times, we see more and more smartphones with 5 megapixel cameras, LED flashes, and processors powerful enough to create some very interesting images. What remains is the software – and as you may have noticed, this space is exploding with apps vying to be your default camera app, one of them being Camera360.

26-07-2011
Take Beautiful Photos With Camera360 Free [Android 1.5+]
Keep A Close Watch On Your Android Device With Cirrus Manager [2.2+]

Android

Keep A Close Watch On Your Android Device With Cirrus Manager [2.2+]

I love my smartphone. But there’s just one thing that scares me. What if someone steals it, or I lose it? My life is on that thing. It’s a treasure trove of personal information. Definitely not something I’d like to see fall into the wrong hands! If it ever does, Cirrus Manager will be the first site I turn to.

22-07-2011
Keep A Close Watch On Your Android Device With Cirrus Manager [2.2+]
Backup4all Professional Is a Robust Personal Backup Solution [Giveaway]

Windows

Backup4all Professional Is a Robust Personal Backup Solution [Giveaway]

When is the last time you heard someone say “Oh no, why did I back up that file?” My bet would be “never”. Backing up is one thing almost nobody regrets, and Backup4all Professional is one way to get serious about it. This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of Backup4all Professional worth over $1200 in total. Join the giveaway after the jump.

18-07-2011
Backup4all Professional Is a Robust Personal Backup Solution [Giveaway]
Expand Your Desktop Workspace With Dexpot – Cool Virtual Desktop Software [Windows]

Windows

Expand Your Desktop Workspace With Dexpot – Cool Virtual Desktop Software [Windows]

I was talking to one of my friends, who is an avid Linux user. He told me that one of the Linux features he simply can’t do without is “virtual desktops”. I can now tell my friend that such a thing does exist in the Windows world – maybe not as a native feature, but in the form of the powerful Dexpot application. In fact, the app bills itself as “the tool Windows lacks”.

12-07-2011
Expand Your Desktop Workspace With Dexpot – Cool Virtual Desktop Software [Windows]
Form Healthy Habits & Get Rid of Bad Ones With Success Log & Fail Log [Android 2.1+]

Android

Form Healthy Habits & Get Rid of Bad Ones With Success Log & Fail Log [Android 2.1+]

Developing good habits and getting rid of bad ones can be tricky. Some people like to track their failures and try to see what causes them to slip up, such as “why did I have to binge last night?” Others like to decide on positive habits and track those, to develop a winning mindset and focus on the positive. Today we’ll be looking at two applications, one for each approach.

07-07-2011
Form Healthy Habits & Get Rid of Bad Ones With Success Log & Fail Log [Android 2.1+]
How to Read Great Long-Form Articles on Your Kindle With Delivereads

Internet

How to Read Great Long-Form Articles on Your Kindle With Delivereads

I love my Kindle. Being able to read an endless variety of books on one slim device with a paper-like display makes me feel like I’m actually living in the future. But sometimes, a book isn’t what I need. Sometimes I just want to read a lengthy, well-written magazine article that would make me feel smarter or better informed.

05-07-2011
How to Read Great Long-Form Articles on Your Kindle With Delivereads
Two Chrome Browser Add-ons For A Better YouTube Viewing Experience

Browsers

Two Chrome Browser Add-ons For A Better YouTube Viewing Experience

Few things online can be as fun as YouTube. I can lose myself for hours watching videos. But the basic YouTube experience could use some improvement. Wouldn’t it be nice if videos could buffer as soon as a tab opened, and did so at exactly the quality I liked? And wouldn’t it be refreshing if YouTube was a tad less cluttered?

01-07-2011
Two Chrome Browser Add-ons For A Better YouTube Viewing Experience
NoLED – Shows Notifications Even If Your Device Has No LED [Android 2.1+]

Android

NoLED – Shows Notifications Even If Your Device Has No LED [Android 2.1+]

Some Android devices don’t have dedicated notification LEDs. So if you leave the device for a few moments and want to see if anyone tried to contact you while you were away, you need to unlock it and check Android’s notifications. If you do that several times every day, it can become a bit of a hassle. But if you use NoLED, you may not have to.

28-06-2011
NoLED – Shows Notifications Even If Your Device Has No LED [Android 2.1+]
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